Food Culture, Ingredients

Sauco Heals and Pleases Cuzco

The Sauco tree is filled with life, its leaves dance in each breeze as if filled with vitality and it produces small purple fruit like little balls of energy. They grow like grapes in bunches. Not only is that fruit used to make jams, but the plants green leaves also concentrate its force to heal and nourish. Sauco produces food and medicine and has been used by people since ancient times.0 3012
Andean Notch Flutes

Lament and Creation, a Poem by Luis Nieto Miranda

An electromagnet for tourists, Cuzco also has a long history of intellectual and artistic life.  Among its brilliant stars of … 1 1369
Food Culture, Ingredients

Rocoto, the Hot Pepper of Cuzco

Looking somewhat like a red pepper, but with thicker, juicier walls, Cuzco’s favorite rocoto is a pepper on steroids of … 3 2261
Coca Leaves and their Llipta
Customs, Food Culture

Coca Leaves and their Llipt’a in Cuzco

Coca leaves come from a shrub that grows on the Eastern slopes of the Andes. Though controversial today because of … 0 1863
The Seven Andean Flours
Customs, Cuzco Neighborhoods, Food Culture

The “Seven Flours,” a Popular Breakfast and Medicine.

The “seven flours” may sound like something from Snow White. But it is a Cuzco label for a ground meal … 0 896

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The abstracted form of a dog watching a soccer game. (Photos by Alonzo Riley)

Misunderstanding the Canines of Cuzco

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dolor de cabeza

Pulling Hair, A Traditional Cure for Headache

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Cantuta Flowers (Photo: Alonzo Riley)
Tiger's MIlk Cocktail to Revive You

Majestic Tiger’s Milk (Leche de Tigre), a Peruvian Delight

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Boarding a Taxi (David Knowlton)

There Were No Pumas Up There, A Taxi Tale

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Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

The Multiple Spanishes of Cusco

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A Book of Stories Coming Soon

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Sunset in Cusco (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Cultura, history, tourism, Travel

History and Information About Cusco

Important points of the history of Cusco starting from the Plaza de Armas. In Inca times, what is today the … 0 3291
Huaca Mesa Redonda (Photo: Wayra)
Archeology, Culture, history

Mama Qaqa or better known as ‘Mother Stone’

Mama Qaqa or better known as ‘Mother Stone’ is present among the wak’as (or huaca. A wak’a (Quechua) is an … 0 1256
Guaman Poma, Observing the Sun


One of the most important problems of astronomy and Inca calendar involves an evaluation of the identities and role of … 1 1235
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Llamas and their importance in the Andean World

Llamas are domestic animals from the Camelidae family and are common in the Peruvian Andes. It was a very important … 0 594
Customs, drinks, history, Intersections, Medicinals, tourism, Travel

Ayahuasca, A Plant with Demands, Challenges, and Changes

What if I told you there was a plant that could show your past, present, and future? A plant believed … 0 2252